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Latest Posts

Social media for CIOs

Social networking--and the media that is socialized, flowing through rivers of links, tags, feeds and bookmarks--is all the rage. MySpace, Facebook, Flickr, Digg and YouTube have become budding mainstream brands creating a new interaction dimension, especially among the digerati, and there are hundreds of other less well know and trafficed socialized sites germinating across the Web.

August 23, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Of SWFWAPs and data privacy

The Register reports that a patent filed by ("Providing gift clustering functionality to assist a user in ordering multiple items for a recipient") was published last week.

August 23, 2006 by Ed Gottsman


Sun's John Fowler: 'We are back!'

According to the latest IDC numbers, Sun slipped into third place ahead of Dell, with 12.9 percent of the worldwide server market and revenue growth of 15.

August 23, 2006 by Dan Farber


Mobilizing the river of news

Dave Winer is working his magic again. The father of blogging, RSS, OPML, and XML-RPC was growing frustrated trying to get readable news feeds on a mobile device (Blackberry, Treo, Q, etc.

August 22, 2006 by Dan Farber


NetSuite does search engine marketing too

On the heels of's acquisition of AppExchange partner Kieden's search engine keyword management and tracking application, and in the honorable spirit of on demand, SaaS vendor competition and a significant market opportunity, NetSuite announced today the NetSuite Keyword Marketing Module.

August 22, 2006 by Dan Farber


JP Rangaswami on complexity, control and bigness

The always interesting JP Rangaswami, former CIO and now chief of Alternative Market Models at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, struck a chord in his recent post dealing with the triad of control, complexity and sprawling bigness.There is considerable organisational inertia to task redefinition, de-sequencing and re-sequencing, as people desperately try and hold on to fiefdoms and power bases built around particular task definitions and sequences.

August 22, 2006 by Dan Farber


Blogging as a potential career ender

Rod Boothby posts about potential effect of blogging on career development. Rod writes:I think that any business person who has long term career objectives in mind should be concerned about what they write in blogs.

August 22, 2006 by Dan Farber